Tamil Nadu / Tirupattur: Sari was being donated, crowd gathered to take it, 4 women died in stampede, 11 injured
Four elderly women died in a stampede near Vanniyambadi in Tirupattur district of Tamil Nadu. While 11 others were injured. The stampede took place during the saree distribution programme. According to the police, a large number of people had gathered before the ‘Thaipusam’ festival to collect free sarees distributed by a person named Ayyappan. During this incident happened.
The police reached the spot and admitted the injured to the hospital and sent the dead bodies for postmortem. At the same time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the deceased. For information, let us tell you that Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by the Hindu Tamil community on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Thai. Regarding this, free sarees were being distributed by a person.
Giving information about the case, the SP said that on the occasion of Thaipusam, a crowd had gathered to collect tokens for free ‘Veshti’ and sarees being distributed by a person. In which four women died in the stampede. We are probing the matter and action will be taken as per law. Permission was not given to organize this event.